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Cydonia oblonga     Fr: Cognassier

Gallery of 2 photos for Quince

This small tree that originated in Asia is cultivated in southern Europe and now grows wild in parts of the Beyond area. The tree produces a roughly pear-shaped yellow fruit, about 3-4 cm, best used cooked or as a preserve. The tree is also used as a dwarfing stock for grafting pears.

Our photo shows a quince tree growing across the valley from Puget-Rostang, a small village of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Leaves. The pointed-oval leaves are shiny and dark green on top, and pale and fuzzy beneath.

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